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    Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

      Eggcellent Adventure Returns!

      Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday April 16th until April 30th, survivors will be able to experience our annual Eggcellent Adventure event on PC, Xbox, and PS4! During Eggcellent Adventure, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's. These Bunny Eggs can paint or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft new holiday-themed item skins the Marshmallow Dodo Hat and Chocolate Bunny Club, as well as returning skins: Bunny Ears, a Bunny Costume for the Procoptodon, Knitted Chick Hat, and Egg Shell Hat!

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      Bunny Oviraptor's will also drop festive Dino Candy this year. Collect the candy and feed it to your tames for a special festive effect! To top it all off, wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves feeling eggcellent, sporting bright colours of Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue!

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      New Items:
      cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_EasterDinoCandy.PrimalItemConsumable_EasterDinoCandy'" 1 0 0
      cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoMarshmallowHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoMarshmallowHat'" 1 0 0
      cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_MarshmallowHat.PrimalItemSkin_MarshmallowHat'" 1 0 0
      cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_Club_ChocolateRabbit.PrimalItemSkin_Club_ChocolateRabbit'" 1 0 0

      Existing Items:
      cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoChickHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoChickHat'" 1 0 0
      cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_EasterChick.PrimalItemSkin_EasterChick'" 1 0 0
      cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoEasterEggHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoEasterEggHat'" 1 0 0
      cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_EasterEggHat.PrimalItemSkin_EasterEggHat'" 1 0 0
      cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_BunnyHat.PrimalItemSkin_BunnyHat'" 1 0 0
      cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Leather/PrimalItemSkin_DinoBunnyHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoBunnyHat'" 1 0 0
      cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Saddles/PrimalItemCostume_ProcopBunny.PrimalItemCostume_ProcopBunny'" 1 0 0
      cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Halloween/PrimalItemStructure_EasterEgg.PrimalItemStructure_EasterEgg'" 1 0 0

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      Eggcellent Adventure Patch Notes!

      PC Patch Notes:

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      Eggcellent Adventure 4 (2019)!

      • Auto Activates 4/16-4/30
        • Not supported in Primitive Plus mode
      • Wild Bunny Oviraptors
        • 50% of wild Oviraptors (33% of wild Aberrant Dodos on Aberration) are Bunny Oviraptors
        • Cannot be tamed
        • NEW! Drop Easter Candy as they spread Easter joy!
          • Feed your candy to your tame for a fun festive effect!
      • Wild Bunny Dodos
        • 50% of wild Dodos (33% of wild Aberrant Dodos on Aberration) are Bunny Dodos
        • Cannot be tamed
        • Drop Easter Eggs as they spread Easter joy!
      • Easter Eggs
        • Can be placed in the world and painted
      • Easter Skins
        • Craftable in the Cooking Pot from Easter Eggs
        • Bunny Ears Skin
        • Procoptodon Bunny Costume
        • NEW! Marshmallow Dodo Hat
        • NEW! Chocolate Bunny Club
        • Egg Shell Hat
        • Chick Hat
      • Wild creatures have a chance to spawn with additional colors: Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue

      Managarmr

      • Drastically reduce frost breath range
        • Freezing stops at approximately turret range
        • Damage stops at approximately half turret range

      Prim+

      • Fixed inability to craft Primitive+ specific resources in the forge
      • Fixed inability to harvest coal from obsidian
      • Fixed inability to harvest beeswax
      • Fixed problems with beehive functionality
      • Cauldron/Industrial Cooker can now craft new kibble
      • New kibble is now functional on dinos

      Meshing

      • Hole fixes across Aberration, Extinction, Island, Ragnarok, Scorched Earth, and The Center
      • Iteration on metrics
      • Desert Titan now requires line-of-sight to do melee or lightning damage
      • Prevented cryoing Karkinos while they are carrying something

      Environment

      • Added bottom cap to mushroom trees on Aberration
      • Fixed Aberration Surface Damage gaps
      • Fixed issue with blue mushrooms not allowing Ankylo to harvest properly on Aberration
      • Moved 4 spawn points to be out of potential geo on The Island
      • Fixed location where player could become stuck on Extinction

      Exploits

      • Fixed exploit related to stacking physics impulses
      • Fixed exploit related to Rockwell Tentacles
      • Fixed exploit related to Tek Swords
      • Fixed exploit related to Fish Baskets

      Platform Saddle

      • Enable platform build limits saddles PlatformSaddleBuildAreaBoundsMultiplier, can be used to increase this radius on unofficials
      • Prevent platform Saddles counting towards the max turret limit

      Taxidermy

      • Now properly supports Weapons on Humans!
      • Adjusted Desert Titan's dermis offset

      Homestead

      • Icon Iteration
      • Fixed LODs for Tek Triangle Roof
      • Setup colorization for Fence Foundation
      • Setup colorization for Wood Railing

      Kentrosaurus

      • Added a hard clamp to damage reflection

      Equus

      • Fix preferred kibble

      GPS Transponders    

      • Fixed transponders disappearing
      • Placed Transponder Node no longer scales up after restart

      Mind Wipe    

      • Updated description of Mind Wipe to reflect 24-hour cooldown 

      Cryopods

      • Cryosick dinos are no longer able to attack
      • Now use players in-game name in the tribe log

      Industrial Cooker    

      • Now supports pulling water from any connected source
      • Never auto-activates when connected to water

      Extinction

      • Removed GlobalCuddleFoodList Override array

      Turrets

      • Use FastTurretTargeting system automatically for anything moving faster than 300 cm/s

      Sloped Wooden Wall

      • Adjusted Left Sloped Wooden Wall to fit better with attaching to a normal wall

      C4

      • Can now place C4 near ORP protected structures, except near foundations

      Dino Leash        

      • Dino leashes no longer can be placed near enemy foundations

      LOD iteration for

      • Basilisk
      • Flak Armor
      • Ghillie Armor

      Xbox and PS4 Patch Notes:

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      Eggcellent Adventure 4 (2019)!

      • Auto Activates 4/16-4/30
        • Not supported in Primitive Plus mode
      • Wild Bunny Oviraptors
        • 50% of wild Oviraptors (33% of wild Aberrant Dodos on Aberration) are Bunny Oviraptors
        • Cannot be tamed
        • NEW! Drop Easter Candy as they spread Easter joy!
          • Feed your candy to your tame for a fun festive effect!
      • Wild Bunny Dodos
        • 50% of wild Dodos (33% of wild Aberrant Dodos on Aberration) are Bunny Dodos
        • Cannot be tamed
        • Drop Easter Eggs as they spread Easter joy!
      • Easter Eggs
        • Can be placed in the world and painted
      • Easter Skins
        • Craftable in the Cooking Pot from Easter Eggs
        • Bunny Ears Skin
        • Procoptodon Bunny Costume
        • NEW! Marshmallow Dodo Hat
        • NEW! Chocolate Bunny Club
        • Egg Shell Hat
        • Chick Hat
      • Wild creatures have a chance to spawn with additional colors: Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue

      Managarmr

      • Drastically reduce frost breath range
        • Freezing stops at approximately turret range
        • Damage stops at approximately half turret range

      Prim+

      • Fixed inability to craft Primitive+ specific resources in the forge
      • Fixed inability to harvest coal from obsidian
      • Fixed inability to harvest beeswax
      • Fixed problems with beehive functionality
      • Cauldron/Industrial Cooker can now craft new kibble
      • New kibble is now functional on dinos

      Meshing

      • Desert Titan now requires line-of-sight to do melee or lightning damage
      • Prevented cryoing Karkinos while they are carrying something

      Exploits

      • Fixed exploit related to Rockwell Tentacles
      • Fixed exploit related to Tek Swords
      • Fixed exploit related to Fish Baskets

      Environment

      • Aberration
        • Fixed issue with blue mushrooms not allowing Ankylo to harvest properly

      Platform Saddle

      • Enable platform build limits saddles PlatformSaddleBuildAreaBoundsMultiplier, can be used to increase this radius on unofficials
      • Prevent platform Saddles counting towards the max turret limit

      Taxidermy

      • Now properly supports Weapons on Humans!
      • Adjusted Desert Titan's dermis offset

      Homestead

      • Icon Iteration
      • Fixed LODs for Tek Triangle Roof
      • Setup colorization for Fence Foundation
      • Setup colorization for Wood Railing

      Kentrosaurus

      • Added a hard clamp to damage reflection

      Equus

      • Fix preferred kibble

      GPS Transponders    

      • Fixed transponders disappearing
      • Placed Transponder Node no longer scales up after restart

      Mind Wipe    

      • Updated description of Mind Wipe to reflect 24-hour cooldown 

      Rendering Artifacts

      • Fixed rendering artifact in Scorched Earth Dust Storm
      • Fixed rendering artifact in Extinction Ascension

      Cryopods

      • Cryosick dinos are no longer able to attack
      • Now use players in-game name in the tribe log

      Industrial Cooker    

      • Now supports pulling water from any connected source
      • Never auto-activates when connected to water

      Extinction

      • Removed GlobalCuddleFoodList Override array

      Turrets

      • Use FastTurretTargeting system automatically for anything moving faster than 300 cm/s

      Sloped Wooden Wall

      • Adjusted Left Sloped Wooden Wall to fit better with attaching to a normal wall

      C4

      • Can now place C4 near ORP protected structures, except near foundations

      Dino Leash        

      • Dino leashes no longer can be placed near enemy foundations

      LOD iteration for

      • Basilisk
      • Flak Armor
      • Ghillie Armor

      Egg Painting Contest!

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      After you've managed to hunt down a Bunny Dodo  and find yourself an egg, place the egg down on the ground and take out your paint brush and dyes. You'll be able to paint select regions on the egg as well as free-hand paint it with the brush to paint any design on it. Be creative!

      There will be three competitions with a prize to the winner of $100!

      • PC Egg Painting
      • Console Egg Painting
      • Real-life Egg Painting

      The first two are self-explanatory and make sure in your entry to state whether you're a PC, Xbox, or PS4 user. PC players will be in one category (using a mouse) and console users (using a controller) in another category to make things fair. Players are expected to paint their own designs and downloading templates or images to use is not allowed.

      In the third category, we're looking for you and your tribe mates to get together and paint some eggs in real life that somehow reflect the world of ARK! Screenshot or photo quality won't be taken into consideration but try to get a picture that best shows off your egg.

      The entries will be judged by our community team. Submissions are limited to three eggs per survivor, so choose your best egg. You'll have the month of April to enter, with April 30th being the final day to enter. Submit your images in the comments below, and we look forward to seeing your creativity!

      Update on Meshing...

      “Meshing” is the common term used to reference a variety of exploits in the game that involves going under terrain or behind walls to access unintended areas. While under the terrain, an exploiter may build bases, turrets, and a multitude of other things that prevent fair and fun gameplay for everyone. There are many ways that a player can access these areas but one of the easiest and most common are holes in the mesh itself. The term “collision” in games is what prevents players from being able to go through what would otherwise be hollow 3D objects. Some areas and objects have incorrect collision and provide easy access to areas behind terrain. Other cases of meshing can happen as a result of items in the game or the gameplay functionality they allow. Items like chairs, climbing picks, and platform saddles can be susceptible to exploits like meshing due to how they manipulate the player character.

      Meshing has been a hot topic within the community for some time. Behind the scenes, we have been identifying these vulnerabilities by attacking them at different vantage points. Our ideal goal is to prevent players from getting into the mesh in the first place. We actively look for areas in maps where collision can be improved or tweaked to avoid the occurrence from someone purposefully or intentionally getting under the terrain.  We are happy to report that this upcoming patch (patch number) has considerable improvements in this area. Since prevention is the preferred method to tackle meshing, bugs in items that allow players to access areas behind terrain are a priority for the gameplay team.

      Players in unintended areas are in violation of our Code of Conduct and it is something we take very seriously. The Enforcement Team has employed the use of new data and metrics in an effort to combat meshing and investigate each case thoroughly. In many cases, they are preventing minor issues from becoming substantial ones. The mesh detection tool has provided the Enforcement Team with new data that enables them to act quickly and efficiently. If the mesh detection tool becomes more refined, we plan to integrate it on other platforms (like console) to reduce meshing exploits in a more automated fashion. The Enforcement Team has seen a noticeable drop in reports related to meshing because of these implementations and we feel we are making positive strides towards eliminating this issue as a whole. 

      If you are aware of meshing or exploits that are happening on PC, please report them here by selecting Report Abuse and filling out a quick report:
      https://support.survivetheark.com/hc/en-us/requests/new#

      We will continue to keep you updated with any significant advancements on the topic.  It is and has always been, an important topic for us.

      Update on Recent Lost Characters...

      Please see our recent announcement if you were affected by the recent rollback that occurred on the Official Server Network. If you have not submitted your ticket yet, please do so here. The Customer Service team is still actively working through tickets.

      Evolution Event!

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      Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 19th of April at 1 PM EST until Monday the 22nd of April at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

      • 2x Harvesting Rates
      • 2x Taming Rates
      • 2x EXP Rates

      That's it for this post!

      As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at:

      Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
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      Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
      Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

      All the best,
      Studio Wildcard


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      I'm curious on the turret changes.  I am not against improved tracking.

      I'd say something else to fix is the quetzal platform / paracer platform builds which avoid being attacked by turrets. Players claim its not against TOS, and it has become the new meta for attacking bases.

      Sure - you can build against it, albeit extremely inconveniently. A player needs only waste a little metal building a quetzal platform which allows him to fly into a base full of turrets un-hit so a player can then place C4 and they both back out unscathed to blow it.  I am sure the devs have seen this plenty of times.  I can't fathom its intended behavior, and I always applaud ingenuity for the most.  On my old server we had some guys with a paracer build which could approach any base un-hit by turrets, so I am a little annoyed at how much they used it.  Why wouldn't you?  It's a free-win especially if nobody is online. 

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      23 minutes ago, ArkP1 said:

      Yeah, I get that. Without regard to your post (which seemed polite and sincere), I prefer to leave WC’s perspective to WC. 

       

      A lot of discourse occurs here as a result of members trying to speak for WC, especially those that criticize others for making suggestions or expressing their desire for fixes or improvements in the game. Again, nothing to do with your post, just something I think some other members of the community should keep in mind. 

      I think you should keep in mind that Wildcard have clarified their reasoning so to suggest otherwise is a pointless exercise.

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      Good Job Wildcard... Industrial Cooker was the greatest news. We've been waiting forever for that fix. How many more times are you planning on nerfing the managmar before giving the poor dino a buff? Nobody wants to use it as is now. You might as well remove it from the game at this point to try to improve official server lag.

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      14 hours ago, EazyLee69 said:

      Take this event and stick it up your rear ends we wanted a breeding boost like you've given EVERY EASTER typical wildcard disappointing the player base again, not even worth logging in for. Becoming a really boring joke this now all this time and you guys still have server issues meshing issues dinos glitching people falling through floors people losing players and the list goes on! Now you're taking the boosts away we look forward to every year.

      Screw you wildcard, i hope you guys are better in the bedroom than you are at developing games, otherwise you may very well still be a virgin because you're doing it all wrong

      GIVE US A REASON TO PLAY YOUR DAMN GAME! because my entire library is more appealing than ark at the moment

      Wow how ungreatful are some people valentines breeding event wasn’t that long ago Jesus 

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      i would like to know when they are going to fix the crashing on rag we cant stay on it more than a week this is console

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      Wow one thing fixed that all players run into:

      Ind. Cookers now pulls water from all connected sources. So No More pipes in enemies areas. Wow again.

      I like the patch notes new format. Thanks.

      To All that sacrificed Ovis at the obelisks. Maybe next event.

      threee tiiimes pleeease. Lol

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      14 hours ago, LizDaver said:

      8 days without answer tickets of Lost players... And we cant play this event.

      Anyone can play.  I use 2 characters on the same map!

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      So colored dinos, eggs on the floor, a bunch of skins and a competition only 10% of the community will enter. Oh i forgot the updates that they probably wouldve released anyway.... Great event though 11/10

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      1 hour ago, SaltyMonkey said:

      I think you should keep in mind that Wildcard have clarified their reasoning so to suggest otherwise is a pointless exercise.

      You should keep in mind that you do not represent nor speak for WC, and therefore if they have, you don’t have any reason to repeat what has already been said or is already known, because it truly is a “pointless exercise” to do so.

       

      Additionally, it is NEVER productive or contributory for you to troll members simply because they suggest or request something different than what the current policies and practices are. In fact, they did a rollback because people immediately complained about losing vaults, they are working hard to restore lost characters because people complained about it, they even changed the kibble rework because it was poorly balanced and people complained (I would even say it needs more work). 

       

      In conclusion, you don’t know anything more than what has been disclosed to the public and possible changes are not up to you.

       

      Btw, I’ve been thinking about it more and maybe egg laying frequency isn’t the best feature for Easter. Perhaps a better, more appropriate multiplier would be an increase in incubation speed. Either way, it’s not up to you, and you can’t do anything about it, and WC can change, feature, or do what ever they want whether or not you attack a person for suggesting it. ;)

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      1 hour ago, Melcreif said:

      Anyone can play.  I use 2 characters on the same map!

      You can only use one character for each account. Not everyone has multiple accounts. If someone logs onto the server where their lost character resides, it will delete it, and they wouldn’t be able to access any of their tribal stuff from the other character anyway.

       

      Nevertheless, if a person has lost a character due to the rollback, they might be best served by creating a new character on a map they haven’t had a character on. At least then, they can try to participate in the event and just transfer the colorful dinos to their other server when their original character is restored.

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      My biggest question is if we will be able to keep our holiday items this time. In all past holidays, most event items have disappeared after it is over.   What can we expect this time around? 

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      15 hours ago, anubis3691 said:

      Agreed, and the mana nerf again is really aggravating... it's like the only reason I've been playing was to breed them.. but what's the point lol.. might as well make the mana not even have a breath attack. 

      It is really sad. They have changed the mana from end game to never tame. Why would anyone put the time in to breed them seems they are less useful then a velo now why would anyone want to spend 9hrs baby stage for something so weak. They are beautiful and were perfect before the last seven nerfs please fix the mana!! Let the players have an actual challenge. 

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      8 minutes ago, Zerg1988 said:

      so when does the event go live?

       

      T minus 1 hour, 55 minutes according to the ark wiki.

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      42 minutes ago, ArkP1 said:

      You can only use one character for each account. Not everyone has multiple accounts. If someone logs onto the server where their lost character resides, it will delete it, and they wouldn’t be able to access any of their tribal stuff from the other character anyway.

       

      Nevertheless, if a person has lost a character due to the rollback, they might be best served by creating a new character on a map they haven’t had a character on. At least then, they can try to participate in the event and just transfer the colorful dinos to their other server when their original character is restored.

      This was my point.  ANYONE can create a 2nd account, at least on XBOX you can.  Some folks do it simply for the purpose of having a crafting character, in this case I'd do it so you can continue to play.  If you are in a solo tribe then of course you can't be added to your tribe, but if not then another admin can add your 2nd character.

       

      Also while I've created multiple characters, one for different maps on the same account I can't say I recommend it.  I've accidentally overwritten these characters by transferring my main onto that same map.  I've done this at least 2 or 3 times so I can't say I'll be doing things again that way anytime soon.

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      We are happy to report that this upcoming patch (patch number)

      Allan, please add patch number.

      So how do the industrial cooker changes work with wells on official PvE now, or have you still not fixed that? You couldn't ever build pipes on wells, so they have always been completely useless. Still, it's fantastic that you can irrigate cookers with water tanks now.

      Also, does this patch fix the black triangle artifacts from lightning storms on Xbox? Never really noticed any artifacts from sandstorms.

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      3 hours ago, StilettoDragain said:

      What does cm/s mean?

      Centimeters per sec.  Usually when games are made things like distance, speed and scale are usually calculated in the metric system. So for example if a mana dash is a speed rate of 500 cm/s than what they are trying to accomplish is the turrets ability to keep up with the speed.  

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      Fk Candy ,,,, multipliers for maturing , this is a non event with the same tired garbage as last year with some fixes thrown in ,, ark is becoming a total waste of time , laziest dev team in gaming 

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